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Rev. Larry Stamper honored at Kiwanis dinner...

Rev. Larry Stamper honored at Kiwanis dinner

Programs for children supported by the Kiwanis Club of Burbank

will benefit from the sixth annual gala dinner shared by friends of

the Rev. Larry Stamper May 31 at Lakeside Golf Club.


Stamper, pastor of the Burbank First United Methodist Church, was

honored for 30 years of giving to his community.

Under the theme “Lights, Camera, Action,” a silent auction kicked

off the proceedings followed by dinner and a live auction.


Marsha Jackson was chairwoman of the event and, with help from

Kiwanis President Craig Adams and master of ceremonies Bob Bowne,

conducted the salute to Stamper, a former mayor and councilman and a

past president of the Kiwanis Club.

Stamper has also served as chaplain of the Burbank Police

Department and as a member of the board of trustees of the former

Burbank Community Hospital and Verdugo Hills Council Boy Scouts of



Cheering him on at the event were his wife of 47 years, Sue; son

Jim; daughter Judie Sarquiz and her husband, Rich; Sue’s mom Evalyn

Colvin; and grandchildren Brandi and Jason Sierakowski.

Remembering her father’s dedication to the community over the

years, Judie said so many times the phone would ring and off her dad

would go to help a family in need.

“My dad has taught me that it’s all about giving back. You always

get more than you give,” she said. “With the friends and fellowship


he has in Burbank, he feels he’s the richest man in the world. That’s

what he always says.”

Stars wish Bob Hope happy birthday

Mickey Rooney and his wife, Jan, Chico Vega and The Drifters,

comedian Tom Dreeson, Jimmy Spencer and the Earth Angels saluted Bob

Hope’s 100th birthday during a USO benefit variety show on May 29 at

the Smoke House Restaurant.

Master of ceremonies Brig. Gen. Mike Teilmann, of the Bob Hope

Hollywood USO at LAX, interspersed the entertainment with

introductions of the celebrities attending, including Les Brown Jr.,

Ruth Buzzi, Ruta Lee and Terry Moore.

Ward Grant, Hope’s longtime publicist, thanked the sold-out

audience from the Hope family for joining the celebration. The show

was taped and will be given to the Hope family as a birthday present

from the Smoke House.

Guild saddles up for Western Cotillion

La Providencia Guild members are busy preparing for this year’s

Western Cotillion, titled “The Rockin’ Round-Up” on Friday in the

Garden Room of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center.

Co-Chairwomen Jenna Chandler and Charlene Dettmann are working

with their committee of “cow-gals” to organize an evening of fun.

Kay Merrick orchestrated the creative denim pocket invitations

while Marj Overstreet is decorating the boot centerpieces.

Reservations are coming into Lynne Meares, and Kathy Pepper is

handling the pictures.

The dinner event will include a silent auction and 50/50 drawing.

Irene Terusa, guild president, is encouraging guild members and

friends to mosey on down for a rootin'-tootin’ good time for the

benefit for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

Screening benefits Diabetes Research Institute

An advance screening of the new Disney/Pixar family film, “Finding

Nemo,” including lunch, games, prizes and a live auction, benefited

the Diabetes Research Institute on May 26 at the Walt Disney Studios.

Attending the event were “Nemo” producer and Pixar Executive Vice

President John Lasseter, director Lee Unkrich and the voice of Pixar,

John Ratzenberger.

Ratzenberger and Lasseter have sons with juvenile diabetes.

Compiled by Joyce Rudolph